Become a Leader in the Field of Public Health

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Become a Leader in the Field of Public Health

Affordable, Flexible MPH Degrees and Certificates

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Affordable, Flexible MPH Degrees and Certificates

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Master's Degrees in Public Health

Earn a master's degree in public health from our CEPH-accredited public health program – 100% online or as a mix of online and on-campus courses. You will learn how to address global public health issues and improve community wellness outcomes through our highly respected Department of Public Health, while benefitting from the affordability of a public university. You can complete a 14-course Master of Public Health (MPH) in Dietetics, Epidemiology, Healthcare Management or Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Master's of Public Health Degree Options

Conduct research identifying health hazards and solutions with UMass Lowell's MPH Epidemiology option. Learn how to evaluate health interventions and monitor health systems data to protect public health.
Location: On Campus | Mix | Online
Manage public health programs and organizations. UMass Lowell's MPH Healthcare Management program covers many issues, including law and ethics in health care, operations analysis and quality improvement, biostatistics, management and finance, environmental health, and health care information systems.
Location: On Campus | Mix | Online
Create and implement programs that improve public health, studying the social and cultural factors influencing community health.
Location: On Campus | Mix | Online
Promote public health nutrition and become a registered dietician (RD) through our accredited program. This program offers a blend of public health principles and specialized knowledge in nutrition.
Location: On Campus | Mix | Online

Certificate in Public Health Options

Looking to explore a career in public health or build skills for your current role? Complete the 4-course Graduate Certificate in Public Health Studies, and earn credits that you can toward one of our master's programs in the future.
Location: On Campus | Mix | Online

Career Outlook

Public health professionals are in high demand, and the job market is projected to grow significantly in the coming years. Our Master's of Public Health degrees lead to careers in government agencies, non-profit organizations, healthcare systems and research institutions.

Where UMass Lowell MPH Graduates Work

  • Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Massachusetts Department of Public Health
  • U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Commonwealth of Massachusetts
  • Boston Children's Hospital
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
  • Lowell General Hospital
  • Mass General Brigham
  • Boston Medical Center
  • MGH Institute of Health Professionals
"Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 28 percent from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the average for all occupations."
— Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Handbook (2023)

Financial Aid and Scholarships

In addition to applying for loans, you may qualify for graduate student grants, merit scholarships and other forms of financial aid. See Graduate Types of Aid to learn more. Select on-campus graduate students may be eligible for up to $10,000 in scholarships through the Provost's Graduate Fellowship.

Success Story

"I thought, 'What if we could prevent a disease before it's happening? What if the disease doesn't happen, so we don't need doctors or physical therapists?'"

Abdul Hameed, MPH
Abdul Hameed

Abdul Hameed

Learn how UMass Lowell's MPH program prepared Abdul Hameed for a job with the CDC, preventing the spread of the novel coronavirus in hospitals.

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